22 November 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Continued dedication in order to achieve further sporting distinction was urged upon the young hurling heroes of Monaghan Harps GFC when they were honoured by a Monaghan Town Council civic reception on Monday evening.

Members of the Harps U-14 team that emerged triumphant from the All-Ireland Feile na nGael Tournament 2013 were presented with certificates by Council Cathaoirleach Paul McGeown, who was joined by other members of the authority in paying tribute to the players and acknowledging the instruction and encouragement imparted to them by their mentors and family, many of whom were also among the guests who enjoyed a pleasant social occasion which concluded the formal business of the Council’s November meeting in the Town Hall at Dublin Street.

The Harps representatives were formally welcomed by Town Clerk Marie Deighan, and her greeting was echoed by Cathaoirleach Colr McGeown who hailed the U-14s’ great achievement in capturing an All-Ireland title.

The Cathaoirleach paid tribute to the fortitude displayed by the team during the tournament, pointing out that in their semi-final they trailed by eight points with only ten minutes to go but had rallied to win by a point.

Colr McGeown said he was well aware of the work that the team management had performed, and also paid tribute to the parents of the players for the contribution they had made to their success.

Speaking on behalf of the Council’s Fine Gael grouping, Mary Carroll congratulated the Harps team on winning the tournament, describing the players as a credit to themselves, their club, their town and their families. She hoped that from among their ranks would emerge more Monaghan All-Stars in a few years’ time.

Colr Carroll said credit was also due to the Harps club, its managers and all who gave of their time, effort and …

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